Basic light moisturiser

Light cream

Makes 200g - use our
Batch Size Calculator and the percentages provided here to easily adjust the volume of your batch.

Water phase
157.5g | 78.75% Water

Oil phase
30g | 15% Camellia oil, certified organic
10g | 5% Emulsifier O

Last phase
2g | 1%
Geogard 221 (preservative)
0.5g | 0.25% Essential oil of your choice (optional)


  • In separate pots heat both Water Phase and Oil Phase to 65°C. (Make sure the emulsifier in the Oil Phase is completely melted, Oil Phase may heat faster and need to be taken off the heat to cool to 65°C while Water Phase catches up.)
  • When both are at 65°C, pour Oil Phase into Water Phase and blend with stick blender until thick.
  • Let cool to 40°C then add Last Phase and blend again.
  • Tare an empty jug or pot on scales and put your finished cream into it. It will have lost water weigh, add more water to bring it up to final weight. In this case 200g. Then blend again.
  • Spoon into jar/jars.

Tip: Pre-measure your Last Phase ingredients into a beaker or dish so that it's ready to go.

To use

  • Apply as the last phase of your skincare routine (before sunscreen for daytime use).
  • Massage into skin and allow to absorb.


  • You can replace the camellia oil with another carrier oil, or multiple other carrier oils, as long as combined they still equal 15% of the whole formula.
  • Keep in mind changes can affect the colour, smell, feel and/or viscosity of the finished product

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